(Closed) Need Advice: DIY Floral Arrangements

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

WE did our own (not Floral) and we designated a few ladies to set them up ( I chose a cousin and the wife of a Groomsman) however i might make the suggestion of fake flowers as they can be a ton cheaper. My family works in florals and when I made my bouquets from fake flowers my dad couldn’t tell the difference (he even sniffed it!) Fake flowers are easier to deal with and transport better. if you do go with live flowers keep in mind that most places transport them together and then assemble them at the venue. You may want to consider who you think can do this for you if that is the route you go. Good Luck!

Post # 4
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

1. How did you transport them to your venue & keep them fresh?

We took them over in boxes in a few different cars the day of the rehearsal dinner. Kept the cold air blasting. Had them keep them in their freezers/fridges overnight to keep them fresh. Worked like a charm.

2. When did you have them set out onto tables, guestbook tables, dj tables, etc? I’m concerned about wilting, since a florist wont be delivering them.

Had them set out shortly before guests started arriving. Having them out 5-6 hours should be fine, as long as they’re not in the sun. Oir stuff was inside. 

3. Who took care of the setup?

Combination of us and the venue. Mostly the venue; we explained where everything was supposed to go and she’d already started setting it up before we got there. 


Post # 5
46674 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 The boxes that house plants are delivered in to retailers are perfect for transporting vases of flowers. They have a cardboard insert with holes cut for the pots. Get some from your local garden center or big box store.


Post # 6
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would do some research and see what flowers are sensitive to wilting and stress.  For example, dusty miller tends to wilt and limp quickly and white hydrangea does, too.

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